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Old 02-24-2011, 03:28 PM   #21
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Wow!* I may have to relinquish the title of "Curmudgeon"!


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Old 02-24-2011, 08:45 PM   #22
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Dogs are stinky animals.

Humans are smarter and cleaner animals.
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Dogs are stinky animals.

Humans are smarter and cleaner animals.
Hmmmm.... I've been around a lot of people that smelled a lot worse than any dog we've ever had.**

As to humans being smarter.... compared to what?* I'd say the typical dog has a lot more common sense than the typical human.* But I would definitely agree that humans are smarter than, say, opossums.* Or snails.* Humans are definitely smarter than snails.*

On the other hand,*I've not heard of possums or snails blowing themselves up in order to kill other possums or snails, so perhaps humans aren't smarter than snails after all.
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On the other hand,*I've not heard of possums or snails blowing themselves up in order to kill other possums or snails, so perhaps humans aren't smarter than snails after all.
Or does the media not find it all that exciting when snails and possums do crazy stuff?

How many brain surgeon snails do you know?

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:33 PM   #25
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How many brain surgeon snails do you know?
Ah,*but you are assuming that*brain surgeons have to*work on people.* How do we know that there aren't brain surgeon snails*who are absolutely brilliant at working on crows?**I bet there aren't any human brain surgeons who can work on something as tiny as*a crow's brain.**But if snail surgeons can,*well then, who's really the*more skilled surgeon?*

And if a snail can perform successful surgery on a crow's brain and get him back in the air, working on a human brain would be a walk in the park because human brains are so much larger yet have so much less in them.
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" Dogs are stinky animals."

A dog with a care less owner may get stinky, a dog with a conscientious owner normally will not be.
Having said that cruising with a dog requires a good bit of work, "nature calls", trips ashore, some shed lots of hair, feeding etc. we did it for several years when our dog died, at 13, a few years ago we decided to hold off on another while we are boating. We often miss having one around, alot.
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And if a snail can perform successful surgery on a crow's brain and get him back in the air,
What the???

That has got to be the most outragious concept I have ever heard.

I chuckled at least 3 times.

Good one.

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"Hmmmm.... I've been around a lot of people that smelled a lot worse than any dog we've ever had."
I tell people** ..especially young people that the most important thing they will ever do is to choose the people they associate with. Looks like you blew that one Marin.
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I like your new avitar picture. Do it again w more/better light.
Oh** ..we're not going to that anchorage****** ........no place to **** the dog. I think it's crazy to have pets significantly controlling our lives. We have travel problems as we have a cat and there's always the "what will we do w Pansy" thing and it's a pita but we do love our little cat. She looks like C electris avatar cat. Is it true that smarter people tend not to have pets? I wouldn't be surprised if that were true.
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Sure a pet takes a lot of effort.

I have had a dog since I was a kid growing up in Newfoundland.

The companionship and the total love a dog has for you in my mind is worth every minute of effort.

The toughest part is when they pass.
the current little one will most likely be the last.

I wouldn't want one to out live me.
it is really hard on them if the owner passes first.

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I tell people** ..especially young people that the most important thing they will ever do is to choose the people they associate with. Looks like you blew that one Marin.
You ever been to India?

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Is it true that smarter people tend not to have pets? I wouldn't be surprised if that were true.
No.* The smarter you are the more you appreciate other creatures.* I think most of the people society considers smart have/had pets.** There are a number of engineers at Boeing, for example,*who participate in service dog training programs.* You walk into their offices and they are sitting at their CATIA/DELMIA/CFD screens designing a wing or something and their current service dog trainee is curled up under the table.

The people I know who don't have pets---*and I am NOT including*people who don't have pets for some particular reason: not allowed to have them in their building, for example, alergic, etc.*but really like dogs or cats or whatever---- have generally proven to be rather dull and unimaginitive.* Every single person in the organization I work in at Boeing-- and we are not called Creative Services for no reason--*has at least one pet and a couple have more than one.

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Good posts Marin after my smart assed remark. However I think dogs in public places is a bad idea*** .... and totally unacceptable in the work place.
Just saw a great program on India and I get your drift. The Ganges is soooo filthy. Even the freighters on the lower river are unbelievable rust buckets. But wherever people are in the world they make do w what they have. And I was baiting you to some extent w the animal v/s brains so you had to come up w something. And I don't believe my BS any more than I believe yours.

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Good posts Marin after my smart assed remark. However I think dogs in public places is a bad idea*** .... and totally unacceptable in the work place.

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How about the therapy dog who accompanies my mother's oncologist. A very sweet Golden Retriever. Is that a bad idea? You don't need to respond. I know the answer. Dogs especially, have such soothing powers that nothing else will do.

I had use of a friends Chihuahua puppy in Texas following Hurricane Ike, and saw first hand the healing power of that little dog. All the pain was forgotten while the victims held that dog.
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However I think dogs in public places is a bad idea*** .... and totally unacceptable in the work place.
Well, you would hate England, then, as dogs are allowed in pubs over there.* One of my favorite visuals is from one of our canal trips when we went to a pub in a tiny village in the Lake District.* It was hill farm sheep country and the pub was the evening hangout for the local farmers.* In addition to the bar there were a bunch of round tables in the room.* When we walked in there were two farmers at this table, three at that one, four at another one, and so on.* Just quietly talking and enjoying a local brew.*
And if there were three farmers at a table, under the table curled up and behaving*themselves perfectly were three border collies.* At the table with four farmers, there were four border collies curled up under the table.* And so on, at every table.

We were staying*on a*local sheep farm at the time*and I asked the farmer why he*took a dog everywhere he went, even to the pub in the evening.* He said that you never know when you might come across someone's sheep that had*gotten out onto the road or somewhere they weren't supposed to be and the only way you*could put them back was with a dog.* So every farmer always had one with him no matter where he went.

As to the work place, it might interest you to know that Amazon.com has a company policy that allows employees to bring their dogs to work as long as they are housebroken and behaved.* I believe Google does, too.**As to the service dogs in training, Boeing is a big supoprter of programs like this as service dogs bring a huge improvement*to the quality of life of invalids, the*elderly, and*mentally ill patients as Carey described above.* When they are young these service-dogs-in-training have to be acclimated to all sorts of environments including offices, elevators, other people, and so on.* Boeing acknowledges the value of service dogs by allowing employees who particiapate in the training programs to bring the dogs to work as part of the dog's training.

And here is a true factoid for you.* Petting a dog will lower your blood pressure significantly.

I've posted this here before I think, but this is our current boating buddy.* Actually, it's his boat in the background.* But he can't reach the wheel so he lets us use the boat, too, if we'll steer.
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Of course Cary I should have said "with obvious exceptions"

Also perhaps you should know I'm allergic to animals and haven't had much exposure.
And my exposure has been largely bad*** ...dogs crap'in all over boat floats, parks, MY yard (not up here though) and other public places not to mention all the times I've walked by a parked car or truck and been instantly attacked by extremely loud barking and snarling**** ....I do find that sort of stuff unacceptable. I always say though that it's prolly a good thing I'm allergic to animals as I'd prolly have a bunch and be a slave to animals. My allergy sets me free it seems.
Yea Yea I see your post. There's too many dogs here in alaska too. You should check on that dog Marin it looks like his head's a bit crooked. And I like to pet animals but I need to go wash my hands very soon and most of the time they tingle a bit.









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Duck Tolling Retriever????? Lovely looking dog.
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It is teak. It's not the ceiling though it's the cabin sides in the salon. Willard put a lot of teak trim inside and outside on my boat. I'm quite sure it's factory done and I suspect our boat was dolled up for a boat show. No other Willard has all this extra teak."

Thought it looked like teak, and certainly a factory install. I wondered if anyone would pick up on my calling the cabin sides "ceiling". That is actually the proper name for the cabin sides........'Don't have the foggiest idea why though!
I've often wondered about the term ceiling myself. I've seen it used to refer to planking on the inside of hulls in the past, not necessarily cabin sides but who knows. It does make for a very cozy boat.

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And my exposure has been largely bad*** ...dogs crap'in all over boat floats, parks, MY yard (not up here though) and other public places...

You should check on that dog Marin it looks like his head's a bit crooked.

Well, I certainly agree with you about the mess dogs can make but I've found that it's almost 100 percent the fault of the owner, not the dog.* Dog crap on the marina docks pisses us off, too, but at the owner.* Irresponsible dog owners shouldn't have dogs.

As to the crooked head, don't you remember the old RCA logo, the dog sitting in front of the Victrola with it's head cocked over with the slogan, "His master's voice" ?* It's how dogs express the concept of "paying attention."

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Oh yes Marin I remember the RCA dog and I know dogs are a bit like birds in that they are prone to cock their heads**** .....just jerk'in your chain buddy.
I just met Sally's 2 big black dogs and they were so beautiful I could hardly keep from giving them a big hug screw the allergy. I actually did that once in an open boat in the rain and got no allergy reaction. The dogs were too wet.
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Given the kind of life Marin's dog lives, I believe we should refer to him as a "Dock Trolling Retriever".*
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